After Harvey, buyouts won’t be the answer for frequent flood victims
by LISA SONG and AL SHAW, ProPublica, and NEENA SATIJA, The Texas Tribune and Reveal
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Maurine Howard and husband Dave Davis at their west Houston home, which was badly flooded when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a torrent of water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. 

After Harvey, buyouts won’t be the answer for frequent flood victims

  • Nov. 2, 2017
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Even after Hurricane Harvey, the best efforts by Harris County officials to purchase the most flood-prone homes won’t make a dent in the larger problem — worsening flooding, and a buyout program that can’t keep up — a Texas Tribune/ProPublica investigation has found.

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